Melody Thomas Scott
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Melody Thomas Scott
|Born:||April 18, 1956|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Melody Thomas Scott (born April 18, 1956) is an American actress best known for playing Nikki Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless.
 Early life & career
Scott was born Melody Ann Thomas in Los Angeles, California. Her first film credit was as a child actress in the 1964 Alfred Hitchcock movie Marnie. After bit parts in movies in the mid-'70s ( most notably in John Wayne's final film The Shootist in 1976), she was offered bit parts on nighttime series such as The Waltons, The Rockford Files, and Charlie's Angels.
In 1979, at the age of 23, she began playing the part of stripper Nikki Reed on the daytime serial The Young and the Restless, choosing the part over a sitcom pilot that in the end was not picked up. She was a replacement for the previous Nikki, who had lasted six months. Over time, her character reformed and became an important part of Genoa City society, as she married Victor Newman (Eric Braeden). Scott has said, "It's a miracle for an actor to have a job last 28 years," although she finds it frustrating to go through periods when she doesn't have a storyline.
Scott was parodied in the satire publication The Onion in 1999, in which a picture was edited to show her holding a Daytime Emmy (that year, Susan Lucci won the Emmy after 19 nominations). The caption read: "Awards Given Out Randomly To Skinny Blonde Women". In June 2009 it was reported that contract talks between Scott and the Young and The Restless had ended and that the character of Nikki was being written off the show.
She appeared on various game shows over the years, including Family Feud (with various Young and the Restless co-stars), Pyramid, Body Language, and Match Game.
 Personal life
She has been married to the supervising producer of Y&R, Edward J. Scott, since October 1985. The couple, who have three daughters, Elizabeth, Alexandra, and Jennifer, renewed their vows in an elaborate ceremony that doubled as their 20th wedding anniversary in June 2005.
Scott has said that her closest friend on the set is Sharon Case.
Scott was one of the original board members of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center in Jamestown, New York. She resigned in protest of the Center's behavior under its Executive Director Ric Wyman, on July 17, 2008. (See also SaveLucyDesiCenter.org.)
- Dirty Harry - Ann Mary Deacon [photographs] (uncredited) (1971)
- The Young And The Restless - Nikki Reed Newman (February 1979 - present)
- Posse - Laurie (1975)
- The Beguiled - Abigail (1971)
- Marnie - Young Marnie (1964)
- Piranha - Laura Dickinson (1978)
- The Car - Girl on bike (1977)
- The Paradise Virus (written by Peter Layton, co-starring Lorenzo Lamas, and directed and produced by Brian Trenchard-Smith)
 Awards and nominations
- Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (1999)
- Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2005, 2008)